I went to Michaels and picked up a pack of cork tiles (4 for $10.00) but used my 40% coupon plus the teacher discount. They had acrylic paint for half price so it was only 39 cents a bottle. I had sponge brushes and painters tape.
First step was to paint all the cork an almond color.
Then came the measuring part since I wanted them in four different colors of chevron. I googled "how to paint chevron" and came up with easy enough directions. It was a matter of drawing lines and making rectangle boxes. Then adding the tape from corner to corner on a diagonal. Lots of taping but not a difficult chore. (If I can figure it out I KNOW you can also!)
Then it was a quick process of adding the colors.
As soon as I finished painting I removed the tape and let it dry. I touched up the almond color to hide the lines I had drawn.
I dropped by school and hot glued those babies to the wall. (Do you love hot glue also?)
Finished and hung!